Infection Prevention Orientation Manual
The Wyoming Infection Prevention Orientation Manual is a collaborative effort among multiple organizations including the Wyoming Department of Health, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming, Intermountain End-Stage Renal Disease Network #15, Wyoming Infection Prevention Advisory Group, and many other topic experts from Wyoming and across the nation.
The purpose of the manual is to provide tools to broaden knowledge and direct the Infection Preventionist (IP) to resources to learn more. The intended audience includes IPs in ALL healthcare settings who are new to the field, new to working in the State of Wyoming, or both. In addition, Directors of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officers, or those whom supervise IPs would benefit from using the manual.
The manual contains 18 topic areas, written by experts from Wyoming and across the nation. It can be used in its entirety or as individual self-studies of each section topic. It is recommended that new IPs complete each section in sequential order. Key components of the manual include various exercises for the reader to perform to assist in the learning process, and at the end of each section is a list of Helpful Contacts in WY or the U.S. The list includes specific people an IP may contact for further questions or help understanding the topic.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Infection Preventionist Job Description
Section 3: Authority of the Infection Preventionist
Section 4: Committee Leadership and Membership
Section 5: Surveillance
Section 6: Outbreak Management
Section 7: Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions
Section 8: Medical Instrument and Device Reprocessing
Section 9: Environmental Services
Section 10: Laboratory
Section 11: Microbiology
Section 12: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Section 13: Current Infection Prevention Issues in Dialysis
Section 14: Construction and Renovation
Section 15: Emergency Preparedness
Section 16: Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Section 17: Regulatory Compliance in Infection Control
Section 18: Patient Engagement
Please complete an evaluation for each individual section you use. The section evaluation form is available in two formats:
1. Click the link here for a document that the IP/user can download, print and fax to (307-777-5573) OR
2. via an online questionnaire available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYIPOMEvaluation.
Your fair and honest feedback is greatly appreciated.